AREP Acquires 200,000 SF Office Building in Old Town Alexandria, Plans Multifamily Conversion
ALEXANDRIA, VA. — American Real Estate Partners (AREP) has acquired 1101 King Street, a 200,000-square-foot office building in Old Town Alexandria, a historic neighborhood in metro Washington, D.C. The McLean, Va.-based investor purchased the office condominiums within the building simultaneously from seven individual owners for an undisclosed price. AREP plans to convert the property to 200 apartments, with 17,500 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, as well as amenities including a club room, fitness center and a rooftop terrace. The firm restructured the office leases to allow for the conversion program and is keeping existing retail tenants Orangetheory Fitness and Paris Baguette throughout the redevelopment process. AREP has selected Cooper Carry to lead the project redevelopment design and RD Jones for the interior work. Construction is set to begin in July 2023.